Weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains – Travel Guide | What to Do, See, & Eat!

Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains! For our time in this beautiful part of the country, we spent some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the most visited national park in the US), explored the tourist towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and ended our time at our favorite theme park… Dollywood!

Check out our “The Perfect Weekend in the Smoky Mountains” blog for more info and tips for planning your visit 👉🏼 https://tinyurl.com/rmz9yba

** Watch to the end for bloopers **


⬇️ Best Tours & Experiences in the Smoky Mountains ⬇️
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Self-Guided Audio Tour: https://tinyurl.com/4jhaae94
The “Classic” National Park Tour: https://tinyurl.com/5aj3ajcd
Small-Group Jeep Tour of Smoky Mountains Foothills Parkway: https://tinyurl.com/4mnnh22e
Dollywood Theme Parks 1 or 2 Day Entry Ticket: https://tinyurl.com/yfc7axmt
Dollywood’s Splash Country Entry Ticket: https://tinyurl.com/2p8eyenx
Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket: https://tinyurl.com/39p8kkwr
Whitewater Rafting Tour in the Smokies: https://tinyurl.com/4dxt7azm
Mountaintop Zipline 2-Hours Activity: https://tinyurl.com/5r4vje4z
Moonshine Mountain Coaster Ride: https://tinyurl.com/mrxkstvy
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride: https://tinyurl.com/y46a7un5
Tour to 3 Pigeon Forge Wineries with Tastings: https://tinyurl.com/ypwe8dp3
Wine and Shine Walking Tour: https://tinyurl.com/jxmb8w8h
Wine Me, Shine Me, Dine Me: https://tinyurl.com/29uzfafr
Tickets to Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show: https://tinyurl.com/2p8sv4ar


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Weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains – Travel Guide
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We’re Matt & Nat, a part-time, non-remote travel couple based out of Nashville, TN. In 2021 we visited all 50 US states & documented our entire journey on our blog & here on YouTube! After spending a full year focused on such a defined goal, 2022 left us feeling a little lost & wondering “What’s next?”. We continued traveling & creating vlogs but always with the “What’s next?” question lingering. During one of our trips, we came across the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” & were immediately drawn in by it & knew that it had to be a part of our adventures. So, in January 2023 we officially launched our “1,000 Places To See Before You Die” series where we’ve set out to see as many of the “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”… before we die!

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00:00 Introduction
01:07 Day 1: Welcome to the Smoky Mountains!
01:50 Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cades Cove Loop
08:28 Downtown Gatlinburg
09:00 Lunch at Tennessee Jed’s
11:10 Ober Gatlinburg
12:50 Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
20:54 The Donut Friar
22:10 Dinner at Local Goat
24:37 Day 2: Pigeon Forge!
25:02 Lunch at Old Mill Restaurant
28:29 Exploring Old Mill Square
30:54 Moonshine Tasting at Old Forge Distillery
34:36 Dollywood!
43:49 Bloopers